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Shortness of breath, strange feeling after taking doxepin and cymbalta. Better when stopped cymbalta. Side effects of combined drugs?

Hi I was on 20mg of doxepin and 30mg of cymbalta. I felt short of breath and basically strange all day. Since stopping the Cymbalta I have felt much better. Do you think it may have been the combination of the 2 drugs? Or mostly the side affect of Cymbalta? I've taken doxepin on and off to sleep better over the past year. Never more than 20mg though.
Fri, 19 Jul 2013
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Hello,
Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum.
Doxepin (sinequan) develops uneasiness , anxiety shortness in breath.
While cymbalta (duloxetin) is an antidepressant .
Due to synergism of both drug you felt such type of symptoms.
Now take single drug and doxepin is fit for you .
Good luck.
Dr. HET
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